A Killer Wrap has never been meant to be installed and then forgotten. Like the rest of your vehicle, your Killer Wrap requires regular cleaning and maintenance. For longevity & vibrant color, it is necessary to take care of your wrap (washing etc.). Also keeping in mind that the possible pollutants that may damage your Killer wrap.
Common questions customers have about taking care of a Killer Wraps.
Wash your wrap often if your vehicle is exposed to a lot of dirt or pollutants. You should hand wash it using soap and water care products that are approved and safe for vehicle wraps. We also recommend Our Quick Detailer Spray to remove water spots and seal the surface. You can use another gentle automotive detergent if necessary – any good brand will work. Always use a nice automotive sponge or clean, soft cloth to wash your wrap. Rinse vehicle with clear water after washing. Minimize water spotting by using a silicone squeegee or chamois to remove water. Dry with a clean microfiber cloth.
You can bring your Killer Wrapped vehicle to an automated brushless car wash, hand washing is safer. Brush car washes may be too rough on the film, possibly causing peeling and lifted edges. If a car wash uses low pressure spray and no brushes, it should be safe for most wraps.
Use isopropyl rubbing alcohol to spot clean stains. Rinse area with water when complete. Don’t use tire dressing to spot clean as it may splash on the wrap and cause stains. Avoid wiping the wrap when it’s hot; this can distort the material and cause wrinkling.
If you want to pressure wash your Killer wrap, keep it below 2,000 psi. Use a nozzle with a 40 degree wide angle spray pattern and keep water temperature below 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep the spray nozzle at least 12 inches away from the any edges.
Clean bird droppings and stains ASAP. Allowing them to sit for too long will make them harder to remove and may permanently damage your Killer Wrap. Soak the affected area for a few minutes with warm, soapy water to loosen the contaminants. Rinse completely and dry with a cloth. For Difficult contaminants, use denatured alcohol, 3M® Citrus Base Cleaner, Bug and Stain Remover or two parts isopropyl alcohol to one part water. Always test these solutions on a small area that’s not easily noticeable to ensure the cleaner will not harm the wrap. Do not use solvents or oil based cleaning products!
Remove fuel spills ASAP, then wash the area. Letting the spill stay the wrap too long will degrade the vinyl. A fast removal with a wet towel at a gas station will clean the fuel affected area. Wash thoroughly ASAP.
Excessive amounts of time under the sun or other outdoor elements (rain, smog, debris and road pollutants from passing cars) can degrade the wrap on the roof, trunk lid, and hood. These horizontal areas are a magnet for pollutants, which are intensified by UV ray exposure. Try your best to park your car in a garage or under a canopy or shelter. If you must park it outside for prolonged periods, look for shady parking areas.
Wrap turns brown due to prolonged exposure to acid from pollutants in the air. This is typically a result of neglect and failure to follow the above mentioned procedures. If you notice brown, discolored or rust colored areas on your wrap, it is best to remove the film from your vehicle to prevent damage to the paint beneath it and reapply fresh wrap. Often times it is only necessary to replace the affected panel.
Never, EVER use any of the following cleaning products on your wrap:
Oil based cleaners
Kitchen & Bathroom Cleaners